annual fund-raising events

Charity League Showcase of Artisans
(formerly the Charity League Bazaar)

photoWhen the Charity League Bazaar began 70 years ago, it was Charlotte’s premier fundraising bazaar. Crowds of guests lined up outside the Merchandise Mart long before the doors opened, eager to hit the Attic Sale, enjoy an elaborate luncheon prepared, transported and served by Charity League members, see members modeling gently used clothing, and shop for Christmas items, pillows, floral arts, and boutique items handcrafted by members in workshops held during the summer.

photos Currently, our fall event combines the best of yesterday’s traditions with contemporary trends under the name – Charity League Showcase of Artisans – at, St. Gabriel Catholic School. In addition to traditional fine holiday designs by our own Charity League volunteers, the event showcases jewelry, pottery, fine woodworking, fused glass, and fashion accessories, created and sold by outside vendor artisans who handcraft all items. Our  Charity League members also bake for our "Sweets and Things" table, an old fashioned bake sale offering delicious home baked bread, cookies, cakes, and pies. As has been our tradition for more seven decades, all proceeds from the event benefit Charlotte-area children in need. 




Please click here to see samples of our Vendor Artisans

Please click here to see samples of our Workshop Creations

Fashion Show and Silent Auction

fashionshowtableWith a celebrity emcee, exciting fashion show, delicious lunch, and opportunities to win door prizes and bid on more than 200 auction items, Charity League’s Annual Spring Fashion Show and Silent Auction is always the talk of the town. The event features a parade of designer fashions and locally donated Silent Auction items. This spectacular fashion event and luncheon, with table centerpieces created by Charity League members sells out every year!

Visit our Facebook page for 2015 photos

2016 invitation



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